Swiss diplomats seeking to visit Haleh Esfandiari, a leading Iranian-American academic jailed in Iran, have not been given access to her.
Iran jumped gasoline prices 25 percent Tuesday in a new blow to consumers already disgruntled over high inflation, and the government said it will begin rationing fuel in two weeks.
The United States is seeking to protest directly to UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei for saying Iran should be allowed to keep some uranium enrichment, diplomats told AFP on Tuesday.
The United States Tuesday voiced concern over Iran's large-scale deportations of Afghans living illegally in the country saying the flood of returning refugees was becoming a burden.
An Iranian-American scholar interrogated over more than five months and then jailed in Iran beyond the reach of diplomats "has never been a spy," says the director of the organization where she worked in Washington.
The United States is ready to protest directly to UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei over his comments that Iran should be allowed to keep some uranium enrichment, diplomats told AFP on Tuesday.
The United States and some European allies plan to complain to the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog about his proposal for Iran to retain some nuclear enrichment activities, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
Iran has accused a US-Iranian scholar detained in Tehran for the past two weeks of being linked to a drive funded by Washington aimed at "overthrowing" the country's Islamic rulers.
The United States and some European allies plan to complain to the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog about his proposal that Iran be permitted to continue some nuclear enrichment activities.
Iran increased the price of gasoline by 25 percent Tuesday, trying to reduce subsidies in a decision likely to deepen dissatisfaction with the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.